Fundraising ideas

If you're looking for fundraising ideas, you've come to the right place! GoRaise helps fundraise for sports clubs, schools, charities, churches, girl guiding units and many more amazing causes.

GoRaise makes it easy for your supporters to help fund your cause, group, or charity all year round, but what about those times when you want to push for a little extra with your fundraising?

We have loads of great suggestions for raising money for the things you care about:

External funding
Funding is available to many organisations in the UK through lottery funding. The Big Lottery Fund is one such group who support hundreds of UK community and voluntary causes. Visit their website to find out more about eligibility.

Car boot sales
A great opportunity for the whole group to have a good clear out, a car boot sale can help raise funds. If you have grounds, then why not use them to host sales for the local community, with the club keeping the stall fees.

Over £500m in donations are available every year from GoRaise partner retailers!

These could take the form of a race, a guess the baby photo contest, a quiz night, a talent contest, a raffle or any of a hundred other fun ideas.

Bake sales
It may not be an original idea, but it sure is popular. Organise a cake morning and bring along delicious treats to sell to friends and family.

Plant sales
Do you have any green fingered gurus among your members? It is easy to nurture a few different species of flower, herb or vegetable plants to adulthood and then sell the plants in small pots at a community sale.

Charity walk or run
Is there a local fun run which your team can undertake for charity? Perhaps even a walk or hill climb, even a pub crawl can be approached as a fundraising challenge.

Make your own lunch
Do you frequently spend £5 a day on lunch in various cafes and sandwich bars? Bring your own lunches to work, and put the money saved towards your cause.

Expert night
Is there an expert among you who could use their knowledge to help raise funds. This could be an amateur historian willing to donate an evening for a lecture or a whiz with the needles happy to give knitting lessons for free. Whoever your expert is, charge admission for their lessons and sell refreshments on the day.

If you want some more specific ideas for fundraising for your cause then take a look at our articles on raising for sports clubs, community groups, charities, challengers and annual events like Comic Relief or Movember.